Parsippany resident Kenneth J. Quartarone was among more than 190 ShopRite associates, who embody Inserra Supermarkets’ 59-year commitment to customer service, quality excellence and community, were recently honored for a combined 2,835 years of distinguished service. Each of the honorees, who are employed at the Mahwah based company’s 22 stores throughout New Jersey and New York, were recently recognized for their milestone anniversaries, ranging from 5 to 50 years of service.
“Our associates are the backbone of Inserra Supermarkets. They are the ones on the front lines, in the stock rooms, at the registers and on the floor, who are taking care of our customers each and every day,” said Lawrence Inserra, Jr., president and CEO. “These outstanding men and women are the secret to our past, current and future success. I applaud them for making it all happen, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.”
Butler’s Felicia Beach was honored for 25 years and Glenn Villmann for 35 years; Parsippany’s Kenneth J. Quartarone for 5 years. Hamburg’s Susan Moresi was honored for 25 years and Sussex’s Cynthia Kennedy for 35 years.
Established in 1954 by Patsy Inserra as a privately held business, Inserra Supermarkets remains true to its roots as a family-owned grocery chain committed to serving the communities in which its stores are located.
“I have worked with four generations of Inserras and each has always made me feel like family, which is a real honor. As an employer, they are in touch with their employees’ needs and, as a supermarket, they make a point of listening to what their customers need and expect and then they deliver it,” said Leonard Magrini, this year’s 50-year honoree. After launching his career as a “carriage kid” in the former Hasbrouck Heights store, the River Vale, resident rose through the ranks to become the current store manager at the Hillsdale location.
As one of the region’s largest employers, Inserra Supermarkets provides full- and part-time positions to more than 4,000 associates who reside throughout the bi-state region. The company also is widely acknowledged as a good corporate citizen dedicated to making life better for local residents. One recent activity includes ShopRite Partners in Caring, which challenges associates to band together as part of National Hunger Action Month to raise awareness and funds to alleviate hunger in their local communities. The company also supports the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, based in Hillside, and Table to Table, the first food rescue program serving Northern New Jersey.